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Interchangeable Parts and The American Precision Museum

A while back, my wife Jane and I took a 5-day trip into New England for a short break. From our home in Nova Scotia, Canada, the drive is a long one - some 500 miles into central Maine. Some Americans don’t realize that North America extends some 900-1000 miles east and north of the… Continue reading Interchangeable Parts and The American Precision Museum

American History, Blog, environmentalism, History, Space, The Yankee Road

The Big Blue Marble

Robert Goddard was the quintessential Yankee inventor. Born in 1882, he was raised and lived much of his life in Worcester, Massachusetts. Goddard was a sickly boy who fell behind in school and did not graduate until he was twenty-two. Spending lots of time home in bed, he became a voracious reader, and was highly… Continue reading The Big Blue Marble